Everyone deserves a symphony.
CutTime® cooks ’em up HOT & FRESH.

Incredible orchestra concerts take place in controlled settings for middle-highbrow audiences. But what about everyone else? Where are the casual and intro-level experiences (low-middlebrow) for the rest of humanity?

CutTime answers the call, popping up across the country to slip the magical adventures of symphonic music boldly into restaurants, clubs, cafes, homes, churches, schools, festivals, offices, even stores.

Started by former-Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, CutTime’s two signature ensembles (CutTime Players®, CutTime Simfonica®) reset the symphony for the broadest public, to spread the value of classical music’s greatest hits through game-changing metaphors, fun participation, funky-romantic new music and guests artists that make sense of this mysterious and isolated art form.

It’s time to clue new audiences into their own public domain. It’s time to cut loose with classical music!

Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
– Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic

Robinson is bringing classical music to the masses— which may be one of the most challenging jobs in all of music.
Amy Haimerl, Crain’s Detroit Business

See CutTime swing on WDIV-TV.

  • Read why classical music is overdue for a revolution.
  • Listen to symphonic music played as chamber music (small groups without conductor).
  • Hear tonal new compositions that blend urban pop rhythms with classical development.
  • Support a new tradition for classical music that totally validates new users.